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Lyn Brooks Taylor, MAT, RD, LDN, CHFS

Lyn Brooks Taylor, MAT, RD, LDN, CHFS

CCO/CHFS/RD

Cordova, TN, US

About Me
I am a Registered Dietitian with extensive experience in all areas of community and clinical healthcare serving every age group from children to the gracefully aging population. Some of the areas include nursing homes, developmentally delayed/MR facilities, personal care homes, hospitals, sub-acute care, home health, hospice, dialysis, government programs, health fairs, etc... I have 20 years of experience as a Clinical Registered Dietitian and over 10 years of experience as a Certified Health Facility Surveyor by CMS successfully passing examinations in nursing, pharmaceuticals, social work and therapy. In this role, I served as an integral team member in assessing and evaluating both patients and facilities through regular surveys, as well as complaint investigations, while working closely and communicating with nursing, social workers, therapists and other members of the interdisciplinary medical staff. With my knowledge and training regarding the requirements of the regulatory process, I have helped many facilities assure compliance to both regulatory and survey protocol expectations. I provide assistance to organizations by conducting a mock survey and advise a facility how to best respond to the survey process. With the tags F325(clinical nutrition) and F317(food sanitation) interpretive guideline changes, effective September 1, 2008, surveyors are equipped with a more detailed guidance/investigatory protocol, strengthening the ability to identify deficient practices in various facility settings. As a former State Surveyor from Mississippi, I have keen insights into the consequences and vagaries of the disease management process rather than utilizing preventative healthcare for all age groups. I have advocated the use of preventative healthcare services for years now, however without the support and payment reimbursements from Medicaid/Medicare and private insurance most providers will not offer them. I would be very excited to be in a position to offer individuals assistance, help and guidance (directly or indirectly) before they suffer heart attack/disease, stroke, kidney loss, etc... especially with a new study finding, 1 out of 3 US children are overweight and many 10 year old obese children have the arteries of a 45 year old adult. Since 2002, I have provided services as an Independent Contractor in Mississippi and Tennessee to hospitals, nursing homes, mental retardation facilities, dialysis clinics, home health, hospice, etc… under current federal and state regulations. As well as, law offices, private homes, individuals and family members. Assist with compliance issues, QA, sanitation and all aspects of healthcare needs. Also perform private complaint investigations regarding abuse and/or neglect of Vulnerable Adults through observation, interview and medical record review, assessing and evaluating both patients and facilities, working closely and communicating with nursing and medical staff, social workers, therapists and others. I have a unique ability to notice details that most would never see, including evaluations of foods through taste, smell and appearance and sanitation audits. I provide expert services & testimony in facility hearings, state and federal courts of law involving Compliance with State/ Federal Regulations, Clinical Treatment Guidelines and Professional Standards of Practice for Registered Dietitian. I also provide services as a Consultant for Medical Nutrition Therapy, Dietetics, Clinical Nutrition Services and Food Services. I am available for permanent, contract, teleconnect, virtual consult, phone consult employment and/or travel to multiple locations. I am in the Memphis, TN metro area.

Number of years experience : 21

Salary preference : $60,000 - $70,000

Number of people managed: 25 or more

Security clearance : No

Military experience : Yes

Languages : English

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Work History
Investigative Techniques, Inc. • HealthCare Division

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Mississippi State Department of Health • Licensure and Certification Division

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Valley Management • Neshoba County Hospital and Nursing Home

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Southern Health Corporation • Trace Regional Hospital

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Prairie Opportunity Head Start • Central Office

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The Diet Center • Weight and Wellness Center

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Certifications
ACCREDITATIONS

Registered Dietitian  Commission on Dietetic Registration
Licensed Dietitian  State of Mississippi
Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist  State of Tennessee
Certified Health Facility Surveyor  CMS formerly HCFA
Qualified Mental Retardation Professional  QMRPA


PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

American Dietetic Association
Mississippi Dietetic Association
Consultant Dietitians in Health Care Facilities  Dietetic Practice Group of ADA
Renal Dietitians  Dietetic Practice Group of ADA
Council on Renal Nutrition  National Kidney Foundation
Qualified Mental Retardation Professional Association
Resume

Healthcare Compliance/ Consultant/ RD

Education

Mississippi State University
Mississippi State University